China is building Egypt a new capital

We’ll see how this works out.

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I’m now a GoPro guy

Finally.

And I tested it skiing Sunshine. Works as advertised. Perfect for me, I think, as it’s quick, durable and simple.

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Gorgeous day. Perfect, in fact. I do love Spring skiing.

In fact, this was only my second day skiing for years. I was also testing the new boots and skis I bought last year.

There was a full moon over the Rockies on the shuttle bus up from Calgary.

So far, I’m super happy it. Of course GoPro has a huge range of mounts and accessories. I’ve already bought the tripod and bike mounts.

For video it replaces the Canon Elf I lost on my last trip. For photos I’ll mostly use my iPhone X.

related – GoPro Hero 7 Black Review

With its new gimbal-like stabilisation and live-streaming powers, the GoPro Hero 7 Black is the best action camera we’ve seen so far…

I paid CAD $1300+ flying to and from Chile

International flights are the most expensive thing I (sometimes) pay for when I travel.

And if I make a LONG flight, I want to stay a LONG time.

CAD $609.22 / USD $457 Calgary to Santiago

CAD $698 / USD $523.90 Santiago to Calgary

Chilean LATAM was lowest price in 2019.

Just a couple of years ago it was much cheaper via American Airlines.

Santiago, Chile
Gran Torre

Lima is typically the least expensive big city when flying from North America.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

I did read Gone Girl. And saw the movie.

Both quite good.

Her earlier (2009) novel is even better.

It centres around a farm family massacred in Kinnakee, Kansas.

The 15-year-old son is locked up as the killer. Only the youngest girl  — Libby Day — survives.

Twenty-five years after the massacre, Libby, in need of money, meets with a group of amateur investigators who believe that her brother is innocent. She starts to believe her brother might actually be innocent.

They made a film of Dark Places (2015) too but from the trailer it looks to me they’ve changed the story quite a bit. It tanked. And has only 24% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.

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So skip the movie. Read the book.

The author was born in Kansas City, Missouri. And this book is set just outside of Kansas City, Missouri.